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Peer Practitioner - Nunawading


Employer: Mind Australia
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time, Part Time
Classification/s: Education & Training, Health Care & Allied Health, Mental Health & Counselling, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 13 December, 2017.
Applications close: 03 January, 2018.

  • Peer Practitioner
  • Work full time or part time, up to 38 hours per week on a fixed term contract until 30 June 2019
  • Nunawading location

Help people to gain better mental health, and improve the quality of their lives.

Make a difference in the community through supporting mental health recovery. Mind offers you a supportive team environment, flexible work arrangements and career development opportunities.

A position has become available for a Peer Practitioner within the Community Services & NDIS East Team located in Nunawading. The team comprises of Partners in Recovery, Yandina, MHAPD, Fee for Service, NDIS, Mind Recovery College & PHaMs.

A peer practitioner is someone who has a personal lived experience of mental ill-health and recovery in which you have experienced your own mental health challenges and utilised services from a mental health service or individual provider. You must be able to reflect on your experience and be willing to utilise your experience to inform your work.

In this role you will:

  • Work full time or part time, up to 38 hours per week on a fixed term contract until 30 June 2019
  • Utilise your lived experience of mental ill health and recovery to provide specialist services to clients, families, carers
  • Plan and develop group work programs & peer learning education courses that will assist customers
  • Deliver group work programs as the lead/co-facilitator based on peer values and principles
  • Provide support, information and practical assistance for participants, their families and carers to prepare for and to access the NDIS

You will have:

  • A lived experience of mental ill health and recovery AND experience of working with peer worker roles, specifically in support and education
  • Tertiary qualifications (minimum certificate IV) in Mental Health, Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy or other health related field as designated by Mind
  • Qualifications and experience in learning and development or training and assessment. A Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is highly desirable for this role
  • Previous experience co-designing and delivering group programs and education courses
  • Strong knowledge of recovery based interventions in mental health 
How to apply for this job

Supporting materials  18858 - CMHP Level 2 - Peer Practitioner - FT PT FTC - PHaMs - November 2017.pdf